Like Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hunger Games, The Star Wars saga is based on the ‘hero’s journey’. Young heroes, faithful friends, guides, and evil villains dwell in a fantastic, out of this world, landscape. In this course we will examine the mythology behind the Star Wars story, a hero’s journey that takes place “a long time ago in a galaxy
far, far, away”.
“Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression - the dark side of the Force, are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you, it will, as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice”
(Yoda speaking to Luke Skywalker).